Article Discussion: How the Nazis Were Inspired by Jim Crow

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/88925589114?pwd=UG53QlVPeVVVN0FYQVBSaDNhUkY2dz09
MEETING ID:   889 2558 9114
PASSCODE:     915014

PRE-REQUISITES:   Participants to view the May 20, 2019 History article by Becky Little at https://www.history.com/news/how-the-nazis-were-inspired-by-jim-crow

The atrocities committed against Jews in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s are well-known.  What is less well-known is that, when initially developing the discriminatory laws intended to disenfranchise German Jewish citizens, German government officials researched the laws of a country they knew had a long history of legal racial discrimination: The United States of America.  Many of Germany’s laws were inspired by and modeled on the discriminatory laws passed against Black Americans in the United States, particularly in the South.  Please join us for a discussion of the role the United States played in informing German legislation that would eventually lead to the Holocaust.

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